Technical Series

Wednesday's from 9AM - 11:30AM
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24


Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (9AM-11:30AM)

The session will be a discussion among stakeholders regarding sustainability trends in material supply and why transparency is increasingly important for producers.  It will include perspectives from different stakeholders in the private and public sector on what they are looking for in materials’ transparency and sustainability, including through the mechanism of the environmental product declaration (EPD).

A Policy Perspective: Findings from the Low Carbon Concrete Code
Speaker: Frances Yang, Arup

Caltrans Lessons Learned and Updates on Updates on EPD Implementation                 
Speakers: Jeremy Peterson-Self, Jacquelyn Wong, Caltrans/METS
LinkedIn Project & a General Contractor’s Experience Perspective
Speaker: Joseph Crummett, Devcon Construction

Perspectives from a Structural Engineer
Speaker: Megan Stringer, Holmes Structures

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)

With constant changes in the types of materials to produce concrete, producers face uncertainties in what will be acceptable, how it will perform, and whether it will be available.  There are new challenges in how project owners and contractors view new materials, approval processes, and adjustments are made to accept fluctuations.  This session will be a discussion among stakeholders to review emerging materials, how they are being accepted, and how disruptions are being addressed.

Portland Limestone Cement:  Its Coming!
Speaker: Tom Tietz, Nathan Forrest, CNCA
Progress with Blended SCMs
Speaker: James Carusone, Salt River Materials Group
IP Portland-Pozzolan Cement:  New Applications
Speaker: David Imse, Nevada Cement
Caltrans’ Approach to New Materials
Speakers: Patrick Lo, Caltrans, Dominika Pekala, Caltrans/METS

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)

This session will explore the latest in technology and trends in producing concrete mixes and measuring concrete performance.  It will offer a discussion among stakeholders on how specifiers and owners view the changes, and what they will expect of concrete producers. 

Improving the Performance and Environmental Footprint of Concrete Through Artificial Intelligence
Speakers: Jeremy Gregory, Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A Structural Engineer's Thoughts on AI and Machine Learning
Speaker: Alan Kren, Rutherford & Chekene
The Use of Machine Learning and IoT Sensor Data for Concrete Performance Testing and Analysis
Speaker: Andrew Fahim - Giatec Scientific Inc
Concrete-AI: A ML/AI-Platform for Concrete Proportioning, Performance Prediction, and Raw Materials Qualification
Speaker: Dr. Gaurav Sant, University of California, Los Angeles

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Pavements and Bridges
Wednesday, February 24, 2021  (9AM-11:30AM)
This session will be a discussion among stakeholders on recent and emerging developments in how public works projects are being managed, and the expectations and opportunities for materials producers.

Ultra High Performance Concrete – What Material Suppliers Need to Know
Speakers: Dorie Mellon, Robert Ferris, Caltrans
What the new 10-day Opening Window Means for Concrete Pavements
Speaker: Charles Stuart, SW Concrete Pavement Association
Determining Modulus of Rupture (MOR) from Pavement Cores to Investigate Low Beam Breaks
Speaker: Marc Robert, G3 Quality
Maturity Meters: How Their Use Will Change Concrete Design and Production
Speaker: Sarah De Carufel, Giatec Scientific Inc.

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